Agro-Ecology Center Hosting WIP Workshops Across Maryland

In a 2016-09-07 email announcement, the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology announced it will be holding a series of five workshops across the state for local governments and other identified stakeholders on Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) issues. From the email:

Five regional WIP workshops will be held this month and next throughout the State of Maryland. The purpose of the meetings is to communicate the 2-year milestone commitments, status of Bay restoration and also the progress made through our partnerships with local governments, conservation districts and private sector; to identify funding opportunities, explain ranking process, application process and use of restoration funds so as to maximize opportunities for restoration; to provide a summary of the upcoming midpoint assessment elements and timeline through the completion of the Phase III WIP, including Conowingo infill; and to share EPA preliminary expectations and begin collaborating on the alignment of local and State priorities as we contemplate the Phase III WIP. Presentations will be made by staff of Maryland Department of Agriculture, Department of the Environment, and Department of Natural Resources.

The workshops are being sponsored by the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology of the University of Maryland and funded by the Town Creek Foundation so there is no cost to you to participate. The dates and locations for the workshops are listed below. The doors will open at 9:00 am with the meeting hours beginning at 9:30 am and concluding by 4:00 PM. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served. We hope that you will be able to attend the event in your area.


Central Maryland (Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll, Harford, Howard, Montgomery counties)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Overhills Mansion, 916 South Rolling Road,Catonsville, MD 21228

To register for Central Maryland, click here


Upper Eastern Shore (Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot counties)

Friday, September 30, 2016

The Milestone, 9630 Technology Drive, Easton, MD 21601

To register for Upper Eastern Shore, click here


Western Maryland (Allegany, Frederick, Garrett, Washington counties)

Friday, October 7, 2016

Williamsport Banquet Hall, 2 Brandy Drive, Williamsport, MD 21795

To register for Western Maryland, click here


Lower Eastern Shore (Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, Worcester counties)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wicomico Youth and Civic Center, Flanders Room, 500 Glen Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21804

To register for Lower Eastern Shore, click here


Southern Maryland (Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s, St. Mary’s counties)

Friday, October 21, 2016

College of Southern Maryland, BI113, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata, MD 20646

To register for Southern Maryland, click here


If you have further questions, please contact Nancy Nunn at 410.827.8056 ext. 128 or